Creamy, meaty and hearty this Instant Pot Taco Pasta is full of corn, tomatoes, beef, green chiles and cheese. Making this recipe a quick and easy weeknight favorite.
Have you noticed that the instant pot has literally blown up all over the place? Everyone wants an instant pot. And there is good reason behind that. It’s a great fast cooking method that literally takes minutes from start to finish on certain meals.
It also greatly reduces the cooking time on many of your other favorite dishes that would either take hours in the crockpot or oven. Overall the instant pot is seriously a great purchase and I’m so happy that we decided to get one.
So let’s talk about this Instant Pot Taco Pasta? Seriously one of the most simple dinner recipes ever. Around my house, simple is good. With 4 kids, getting supper cooked and on the table in a timely fashion is appreciated.
My kids love anything taco. I mean who doesn’t love anything taco? This Instant Pot Tago Pasta is really mild and great for little ones because it won’t be too spicy for them. You can add more spice as needed but this was the perfect amount of heat for my kids.
This pasta recipe is so versatile, add in all the things that you want. I would add in black beans next time as I love them whereas my kids don’t and unfortunately I didn’t have any. Don’t like beef? Maybe switch it to shredded chicken instead.
If you like a little more kick you can always swap out the diced tomatoes with some salsa. Mmmm. I love recipes like this Instant Pot Taco Pasta recipe because it really gives you the basis of a basic recipe that you can build off of and make it your own.
Summer is fast approaching. Well technically we are in Minnesota and we just had a blizzard this last weekend so we might just buzz on over spring and go straight to summer the way it’s looking. But summer means sports and sports means a busy mama.
So what does a busy mama like more than anything else? Low prep and quick meals. So in the summertime we rely on our instant pot to get dinner on the table in a short amount of time. This Taco Pasta is just one of our many favorites.
If you like this recipe you might also like this Instant Pot Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken, Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches and this Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice.
Instant Pot Taco Pasta
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 lb rotini pasta
- 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 15 oz can corn, drained
- 1 small can diced green chiles
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 3-3 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2-2 cups Taco Blend shredded cheese
- Salt and pepper
- Green onions to garnish
- In instant pot set to saute mode and add in you onions and ground beef and brown until beef is no longer pick and onions are tender.
- Add in pasta, diced tomatoes, corn, green chiles, taco seasoning and water.
- Stir to combine.
- Seal lid and cook on manual pressure for 5 minutes.
- Once done do a quick release of steam.
- Remove lid and stir.
- Add in your cheese and salt and pepper and stir until melted.
Love this one!! We used ground turkey, a can of mild Rotel, and added about 3/4 of a can of black beans and cooked for 8 min to make sure the beans were cooked. The pasta was a bit soft but not bad at all. And we topped with avocado and sour cream – super tasty!! Thanks for the great recipe!
We do this for taco Tuesday now! Family loves it. We have it with sour scream and sweet corn bread lol only thing I adjusted for recipes was using more corn 🙂
Great recipe. I use Rotel instead of regular diced tomatoes, but I like spice. This is on regular rotation for work lunches and quick dinners.
I love this recipe! I switch out the ground beef for ground turkey and the pasta for banza pasta to make it a bit healthier.